As moms we are always trying to teach our children the best way to do something, how to do something, how to act, to to take care of themselves....the list goes on and on. But have you ever stopped to learn from them? I have always noticed that since my daughter could talk, she compliments people. Everyone- friends, moms, teachers, coaches, people we meet along our path of life, employees at stores we frequent - everyone! I on the other hand am not a big compliment person, never have been, I think the compliments in my head, but never say them. My daughter is so sweet and always makes someones day! Whether it is their hair (yes, even girls with purple hair), jewelry, clothes, shoes, purses, whatever. It is the best trait I think some one can have. You make other people feel real good and I am blessed to have witnessed this for the past 3 years. I decided to take a lesson and learn from my daughter and do it. I tried it with my sister (ps- she is also very complimentary of people) and I told her I liked her outfit and her mod look. Then with my daughter today. She was wearing all hot pink and looked really cute and I told her she looked great in that color pink, she thanked me and I could tell it made her feel good! What I learned: Complimenting people makes them feel good and making others feel good could make a difference in their lives, to tell people what I am thinking instead of just thinking it - makes me feel good and learning from my daughter is such a valuable lesson to me. What we share: Lessons and learning is not just from mom to child but child to mom too.
Tell people how good they look or what you like about them. I promise it will make their day and yours!
Happy complimenting! Dyan